Biodesign Bridges the Gender Gap

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Despite the central role they play in healthcare decisions in this country, women are vastly underrepresented in key decision-making positions in the healthcare industry, and medtech is no exception. Having identified a gender gap within its own program, officials of Stanford’s Biodesign have embarked on an initiative to eliminate the gender gap and bring women into a more key role in the program and the larger medtech industry.

Women make up more than 50% of the US population and are responsible for well more than half of all healthcare decisions, often making doctor appointments and overseeing those decisions on behalf of their children, parents, and even their husbands. What kind of missed opportunity does it represent then that so much of the healthcare system, in all of its sectors, seems run by and focused on men?

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